I'm reading a wonderful book at the moment called 'Lotus Birth' By Shivan Rachana, it is just amazing, I find myself a little sad I did not lotus Birth my other two sons..
I will definitely Lotus birth another baby though.
An interesting thing I read was that a babies aura encompasses the placenta, as the placenta is of the same DNA, and is essentially an external organ (albiet a temporary one) and it was said that babies who are Lotus born have completely intact auras, unlike those of us who had our cords cut prematurely.
I'd love to be able to find more out about this, I'm more and more interested in energy, auras since studying Reiki, I just have no idea if any info like that is out there.
When I was reading the book, the thought came into my mind that it is a little like trees losing their leaves in Fall, you don't race around and chop them all off, you simply wait until they fall of their own accord.
To me it seems yet another in a long list of unnecessary interventions during birth, nature is beautifully eqipped to cope with this!
I was asking some people I know about their Lotus births, and 2 women said that when the cord came away, it made quite a loud popping noise...how amazing is that!?
I have read about cultures in the past who deliberately wanted to raise warlike people, who would use CIO and separation from the mother as methods to achieve these ends.
It seems to me that in this day and age, with the world the way it is, so much violence, anger and pain, perhaps consciously creating a beautiful and meaningful ritual such as Lotus Birth can only help to bring more aware and gentle beings amongst us.
We are in a position to be able to Lotus birth safely and easily, we do not have to fear predators, so why on earth not do it.
Evolution is just that, adapting to our continuously changing environments, so what if it is a relatively new concept? It obviously strikes a chord with a lot of people, and fills some kind of spiritual need.
I think it is a beautiful thing.